Love, Marilyn: The Star's Love Letters Will Be Auctioned Next Month
Marilyn Monroe's love life is the stuff of legends. In addition to stealing the heart of the nation with her soft voice and bombshell looks, the Tinseltown starlet also won over a few rather famous men, including Joe Dimaggio, Arthur Miller, and even John F. Kennedy. And now you can get your hands on a piece of her love story thanks to an auction taking place next month.
Julien's Auctions is auctioning off a lot of Marilyn Monroe's personal items, including love letters from DiMaggio and Miller, photographs of herself that the actress kept, cards and gifts from her friends, prescriptions and notes from her doctors, and clothing. "We are all in awe of this opportunity to offer such a rare collection and glimpse into Marilyn Monroe’s life," says Martin Nolan, Julien's Auction's executive director. "You can’t help but get emotional on several levels when you have the chance to read the letters and view some of the photographs and witness Marilyn’s own attempt at correspondence."
You can bid in person at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif., online, or over the phone on Dec. 5 and 6. Head to juliensauctions.com for more info and to register, and get your checkbook ready—the lot could fetch as much as $1 million.